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Utah was recognized as an “All-Star state” by the Military Voter Protection (MVP) Project for taking significant efforts to promote and protect the voting rights of America’s military service members and their families.
Utah Lt. Gov. Greg Bell stated, “We’re honored by this recognition. There is no right or responsibility more important than voting. No matter where in the world a service member is, he or she can be assured that Utah will help protect that right. Utah has ensured our Heroes can say, ‘I Voted.’”
In analyzing these states, the MVP Project looked at a number of factors, including:
Utah was recognized as an All-Star state by the Military Voter Protection Project, in addition to: Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.
“Utah is led by an excellent group of state and local election officials who have made military voters a priority in elections. We recognize and appreciate the tremendous efforts of Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert and Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell,” said Eric Eversole, founder and executive director of the Military Voter Protection Project.
For more information about the Military Voter Protection Project’s Heroes Vote Initiative or to view details about the MVP Project All-Star states, please visit http://www.herosvote.org/.